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VALRC: Teacher Leader 101 PLC


The teacher leader PLC focuses on culturally responsive education and learning partnerships. The group will utilize Zaretta Hammond’s Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain as a foundation for discussions on making teaching and learning more responsive and inclusive. PLC participants will be ready to apply a toolbox of culturally responsive education strategies and tools to strengthen teacher-teacher and teacher-student […]

VALRC: Serving Refugees PLC


This PLC connects adult education practitioners (regional specialists, ESOL coordinators, instructors, tutors, etc.) who are or expect to serve the refugee population to discuss strategies and resources for working with this specific population. The focus of this session is Asset-based approach strategies for working with emerging English language learners.  Registration for this event is now closed. Please sign up for […]


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VALRC: Spring 2022 Professional Development Focus Group


Our mission and vision at VALRC are to ensure that the Virginia field of adult education and literacy receives innovative and effective training and resources so that adult practitioners have the best available tools and foundation to help adult learners build a better future. In order to achieve this mission, we need to hear and […]

VALRC: IET & IELCE PLC Fall 2022 Session 1


The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center is facilitating a Professional Learning Community (PLC) on Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) for practitioners who are currently implementing or planning to implement IET programming, including IELCE and PluggedInVA.

VALRC: ESOL Beginning Literacy Webinar Series: Contextualized Phonics Instruction


This webinar will present strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction in the ESOL beginning literacy or multilevel classroom as well as during one-on-one tutoring sessions. We will discuss strategies for contextualizing phonics instruction and walk through the steps of implementing this strategy in different ESOL instructional settings. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of […]

VALRC: Serving Refugees Fall 2022 Open Discussion


This event allows Virginia adult education practitioners the opportunity to get together to discuss and share what their programs have been doing to reach and serve refugees in their programs. This will also be a time where participants can share what additional support and resources they would like to see from VALRC to continue to […]

VALRC: Serving Refugees, New Americans, and Immigrants PLC


This professional learning community (PLC) will connect adult education practitioners (regional specialists, ESOL coordinators, instructors, tutors, etc.) who are serving or expect to serve the refugee, new American, and/or immigrant populations to discuss strategies and resources for working with these learners. This session will focus on culturally responsive education and asset-based approach strategies. Visit this […]